Jermuk. The biggest health resort in Armenia
The word “jermuk” in Armenian means “warm”, and if we want to be more exact, it means “a warm spring”.
That is why in Armenia and beyond it, Jermuk is famous not only as the name of the resort city but also as the unusual mineral water that was once discovered there…
What is the famous resort of Jermuk now?
Jermuk is situated in the south of Armenia, to be exact near the Arpa River. The city is 173 kilometers from Yerevan. Jermuk is 2,080 meters above the sea level. The city is located on a small terrain and the Arpa river divides the place into two beautiful parts.
Jermuk mineral water
Many years ago in 1925, some scientists were sent to Jermuk in order to study the medicinal qualities of the mineral water and its influence on the man. The conclusion of the scientists was surprising: you can create a new town on the base of the mineral water.
The most fundamental factors of Jermuk as a resort-town are ecology and the mineral water rich in its composition.
Jermuk. The most sanitary city of Armenia
Now Jermuk is famous all over the world as one of the most sanitary cities of Armenia. The city drowns in the green trees and countless flowers and the air is filled with oxygen. The Canyon, where the resort town is situated, also has a unique feature – the absence of wind. The mild climate of Jermuk allows everybody to enjoy the nature and be healed when they want.
The mineral water “Jermuk” has a special composition, it contains biologically active rare elements. Another feature of the water is that it has carbonation from nature. It also contributes to the treatment and prevention of many diseases.
The plant that produces this truly magical water is located directly near the well from which it is extracted.
The number of medical sources in Jermuk has already reached forty. The water that is extracted from there, has a temperature of 57 to 64 degrees.
Jermuk Hotels & Resorts
The hotels in Jermuk are distinguished by high-quality service and modern equipment and medical diagnostics. There are no similar hotels: each of them will provide something that will leave in the memory as long as possible.
For example, the hotel “Anush” is located in the center of Jermuk, near the sanatorium Olympia. The hotel offers a picturesque view of the hot springs of Jermuk and a view of the waterfall.
The health resort “Olimpia” is known for its hot mineral waters and a range of medical services that are unique in scale. The hypothermic mineral and healing waters make up the main health-improving base of the sanatorium.
“Jermuk Ashkhar” medical center was constructed in 1975. The best-quality specialists who work here provide people with the effective treatment using comprehensive health measures.
Of course, if you visit Jermuk, then you must see firsthand the famous Jermuk waterfall. From the picturesque slope, the magnificence of nature and the richness of the colors of the water will be opened to your view… Everything beckons the ears and fascinates for a long time…
The Gndevank monastery in Jermuk
The Gndevank monastery, located in Jermuk, was erected in the tenth century on the initiative of Princess Sophia. It is located on the very bottom of a dizzying canyon. In one of the old buildings, a descent to an ancient well was discovered. The monastery is an architectural relic that has survived to this day.
Jermuk is considered to be the biggest volcanic and climatic health resort in Armenia.
The climate, as a rule, is mild. Summer is warm, winter is long and snowy, but sunny and enjoyable.
250-300 warm days a year will give you not only pleasure but also a good mood. The atmospheric pressure reaches 600 mm., The amount of precipitation is nearly 600 mm per year, and the comparative humidity is 45-48%.
Activities in Jermuk
The main factors that drag people are lovely weather, mountainous healing mineral water, beautiful nature, climate, fresh air and reasonable humidity. Therefore, Jermuk is known to be one of the most comfortable places for recovering and amusement not only in Armenia but also far beyond its borders.
If you are healthy you are wealthy! Everybody knows it… And having visited Jermuk, you will feel not only healthy but full of confidence and strength…
Nature has given us such a miracle, and each of us is simply obliged to plunge into a real fairy tale…